Ecology

Butterflies Ecology Landscape Design, Creating Habitat

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Butterflies This is the second article on Butterflies Ecology, the first can be found here Ecology and Landscape design for creating habitat for Butterflies. Butterflies ecology and what to do to help stem the trend of decline in butterflies, such as Small Tortoiseshells?There are a number of general habitat needs of butterflies.  By providing for […]

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Native Hedges- encourage biodiversity

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Native Hedges helping to join habitats. Top tip * – Native hedges should use a mix of  trees and shrubs, the best plants for wildlife  in the UK, are those native to the UK . These include Hawthorn, Blackthorn, Wild Privet and Dogwood. Using native trees and shrub varieties will provide the highest wildlife value; providing […]

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Butterfly Ecology

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Butterfly Ecology Why should we worry about butterfly ecology? It is not only because butterflies are attractive. They are also important pollinators of our wild flowers. They are one of the first visible indicators of changes in habitats. They are easily spotted and recorded. The decline of butterflies and their habitats in Europe is why […]

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Planting school wildlife ponds

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Planting school wildlife ponds This is the secound in a series about creating a school wildlife pond. Others are: School Wildlife ponds School Wildlife pond -Wildlife. Part 2. Planting school wildlife ponds are part of the series of blogs Landvision is running on school wildlife ponds. The best time to build a pond is Spring […]

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School Wildlife pond.

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School Wildlife pond -Wildlife. Part 2. This is the secound in a series about creating a school wildlife pond. Others are: School Wildlife ponds Planting school wildlife ponds A low nutrient level of pond water is required for maximum pond wildlife and diversity. Tap water is often full of nutrients which cause undesirable algal growth […]

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School Wildlife ponds

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School Wildlife ponds School Wildlife ponds offer homes to an amazing variety of plants and wildlife, such as newts, frogs, toads and dragon flies. School wildlife ponds are a magnet to species which can then be studied; creating a school outdoor classroom to study wildlife. This is the first in a series about creating a […]